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Do You Know Which Boiler Is Best For YOU?

Whether you're a Gas Engineer or someone looking to move house, one popular question is 'what type of boiler do you have?'. This is because different boilers offer different pros and cons which the average person may not know and we're here today to educate you on what these are. We'll also speak about the different training we provide when it comes to dealing with these types of boilers for anyone looking to become a Gas Engineer themselves!

Combi Boilers

Combi Boilers are certainly the most popular choice amongst households across the country. The main advantage with these boilers is the fact that you get unlimited heat and hot water as and when you need it without having to wait. They don't take up a lot of space and another big advantage for anyone with a combi boiler is that there's no need for water tanks or cylinders.

However, nothings perfect and although they remain the UK's most popular option, installing them can be quite tricky and if the house you're in requires hot water from more than one tap at the same time, be prepared for a drop in water pressure. But in the grand scheme of things, that really isn't the worst that can happen!

System Boilers

Next up is system boilers which come with a water cylinder but doesn't require a water tank. This immediately saves you space by not needing to have a water tank in your loft and even allows you to have hot water from multiple taps at the same time. The downside however, means you don't get hot water straight away and will need to find the space for a cylinder to be installed. Ideally, the system boiler is for homes which require hot water in more than one place at the same time.

Conventional Boilers

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Conventional boilers require both a cylinder and a tank to work. This allows you to receive hot water from several taps all at the same time but the same problem remains being that should you use up all the hot water, you'll have to wait for more to reheat after. Another potential downside of going with conventional boilers is that you obviously need to find the space to have both the cylinder and tank fitted.

Now we hope that clarifies a few things for anyone who may not have previously known the difference between different types of boilers. Let's take it a step further for anyone looking to become a Gas Engineer. Able Skills Gas Courses show students how undergo safety checks on the above boilers as well as how to service them. Checking and then testing the boilers is ofcourse an essential skill when it comes to boiler maintenance and installation of pipe work for boilers is another skill taught to students too. All is taught across our 7 and 5 weeks Gas Safety Training Courses and we even provide an exclusive Boiler Fault Finding Course which looks at the subject in even more depth. If you would like to find out more about these Gas Training Courses, please click here.